A file-breaking total of more than 5,000 alumni and chums attended this one year’s MIT Tech Reunions, held on-line June 4–6. There were special occasions for reunion-one year classes, and the total MIT community was invited to search out the web Tech Night at Pops, learn from faculty at some point soon of Expertise Day, and capture digital campus excursions.
Symphony Hall at dwelling
Since the 123rd annual Tech Night at Pops was held simply about, there was no restrict to the quantity of alumni and company who could well lend a hand, and every person bought a entrance-row seat. Performed in an empty Symphony Hall by Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra performed a program customized for the occasion, with Institute favorites indulge in “Come up All Ye of MIT” and a 50th-reunion tribute to the Class of 1971 with tunes from Three Canine Night and Carole King. The evening additionally incorporated classical pieces comparable to the first circulate of Rachmaninoff’s 2d Piano Concerto—that contains soloist William Wang, an MIT PhD candidate and music pupil in MIT’s conservatory-degree Emerson Program, in his first performance with a talented orchestra. According to custom, the broadcast ended with “Stars and Stripes With out a rupture in sight” and a (digital) balloon drop. In some unspecified time in the future of the performance, alumni and company lit up the chat with greetings and recollections from around the sector:
Stephanie Sharo Chiesi ’99, ’01,
So mad to have the power to piece Tech Night on the Pops with my 3.5 one year susceptible tonight from right here in Tucson!
Hello from Austin, TX! Right here as allotment of the 1986 35th reunion occasions. 🙂
We’ve viewed the Pops many occasions, but we consistently see forward to it.
Significantly taking a see forward to my first Pops concert since graduation.
Alan Whitney ’66,
SM ’67, PhD ’74:
Alan Whitney, Class of ’66 right here (BSEE, MSEE, PhD); as undergrad and grad-college pupil, I played 1st violin in the MIT Symphony for all these years.
Greetings from Uganda—my first Pops concert. Lovely!
Hello from the boulevard in Southern California! Hello Class of 2001!
Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii!
Greetings from Charleston SC. Right here’s stress-free. Cheers to every person who made this reunion imaginable.
Hello from Fortaleza, Brazil!
Our 50th one year reunion! Who could possess imagined! Staring on the live circulate whereas eating my gift of Tech Night on the Pops popcorn and watching polo on the Santa Barbara Polo Membership.
Ric Schonblom ’56, SM ’57:
Immense to be right here. First time “on campus” in over fifty years!
Surekha Vajjhala Trivedi
’96, SM ’99:
Hello 25th reunion chums from Class of 1996! I omit seeing the total crimson jackets in person!